Our tax dollars at work in a MOST DISGUSTING way at UCI.
Several academic departments and programs (see the end of the forwarded
email) have invited a “leading young member of the Muslim Brotherhood from
Cairo” to speak on campus on Wed Oct 8, from 1 – 2:30 pm, in the Humanities
Instructional Building (HIB) Room 135, followed by a discussion with
students at 4 pm in Krieger Hall 200e. Doubtless students will be
required to attend this event for their classes – they may even be given
extra credit for attending.
This is an outrage. Read the fawning description of the Brotherhood and of
the young fighter for “democracy” in the blurb below. Note, among other
things, that this fellow doesn’t even yet hold a MA degree. I wonder how
many other foreign BA degree -only holders have been given similar
platforms to speak to students. But I guess we’re allowed to overlook that
fact since he’s an “activist”
I would appreciate your sending this to Assemblyman Chuck DeVore and other
interested persons. Thanks.
>—————————- Original Message —————————-
>Subject: Religion and Democracy in the Middle East: A New Generation of
>the Muslim Brotherhood Takes the Stage
>From: “RIGS” <[email protected]>
>The Center for Research on International and Global Studies (RIGS) thought
>that the following event might interest you.
>”Religion and Democracy in the Middle East: A New Generation of the
>Muslim Brotherhood Takes the Stage”
>a talk by Ibrahim El Houdaiby, leading young member of the Muslim
>Brotherhood from Cairo.
>WHEN: Wed. Oct. 8, 2008, 1-2:30pm
>WHERE: HIB 135
>Free Admission to all students and public
>(speaker will spend time meeting with students after talk, at 4pm at
>Krieger Hall 200e).
>El Houdaiby will discuss the history and current positions of the
>Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the situation of democracy in Egypt
>today, the rise of a new generation of secular and religious
>cyber-activists, the challenges and successes they’ve encountered in
>struggling for democracy, and the role of US policy in furthering or
>stifling democracy in the Middle East.
>BIO: Ibrahim El Houdaiby is a leader of the emerging generation of
>political and social activists associated with the Egyptian Muslim
>Brotherhood, the oldest religiously-founded group of its kind in the
>Middle East. He is a board member of ikhwanweb.com, the Muslim
>Brotherhood’s Official English Website. A graduate of the American
>University in Cairo, he holds a BA in political economy, and is
>currently working towards an MA in Islamic Studies at the High
>Institute of Islamic Studies in Cairo.
>He is a freelance columnist and researcher, with published articles
>and research papers in Arabic and English periodicals and journals.
>His Arabic works were published on IslamOnline.net, IkhwanOnline.com,
>Weghaat Nazar Monthly, Contemporary Muslim Quarterly, Al Badeel
>Newspaper and Al Dostoor Newspaper. His English works were published
>in th Guardian, Daily News Egypt, Jewish Daily Forward, World
>Politics Review, CommonGroundNews.org, Conflics Forum and CEPS.
>This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Middle East
>Studies Student Initiative (MESSI), the Center for Research on International
>and Global Studies (RIGS) and the Center for Global Peace and Conflict